Volunteers meet Mondays at 6pm at the City Station, 208 Washington Street. New volunteers and drop-in visitors welcome.
Public meetings of the Mosier Fire District Board of Directors are held at 6:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month.
Public attendance is welcome and encouraged.
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The Mosier Fire District Board recently placed the Mosier Fire Chief, Jim Appleton, on Administrative leave. This has followed several executive session discussions and months of department “reboot” meetings involving Board, staff, state agencies and volunteers.
While we work through this situation, we want to assure you that the Board and Volunteers are absolutely dedicated to continuing our high quality services to the Mosier community.
The board has appointed Mike Renault as interim Fire Chief. Mike is a well known Emergency Management professional in the Gorge and has over 30 years experience in the fire service. He has has previously been a chief officer, both in the Army and as Chief of Cascade Locks FD.
Mike has been fulfilling the role of Training Officer for our District and he will also continue in that role. The Mosier Fire Fighter Academy will continue to train our new volunteers and aims to graduate seven new qualified fire fighters next spring.
The Fire District’s ability to respond to emergencies has been tested over the past few weeks with a far higher than usual call volume. We are pleased to report that all calls were staffed quickly and effectively.
While the district’s office will be open less often, the administrative functions will be kept up to date and you will see Mike and the volunteers in and around town training, patrolling, and responding to calls as usual.
The Mosier Fire District Board will be working hard over the next weeks and months to define and appoint the appropriate staffing for the administration of the District. And we are eager to talk with the community and hear your thoughts.
Please feel free to call Mike for operational issues on 541 478 3333 or email email@example.com
You may also contact the MFD Board president Phil Evans on Phil.firstname.lastname@example.org
Or simply attend one of the regular board meetings which includes opportunities for public comment: 2nd Thursday of each month @ 6pm at the Mosier Senior Center.
Open burning will be allowed again as of Monday the 16th. You will still need a burning permit from the fire district if you do not have a current one. Call the fire district at 541-478-3333 to arrange to get a current permit.
The Mosier Fire District (MFD) Board placed Chief Jim Appleton on paid administrative leave after a public meeting vote on 9/25/17. This followed executive session discussions with Appleton and months of department “reboot” meetings involving Board, staff, state agencies and volunteers.
Mosier Board, firefighters, officers, staff and EMT’s remain committed to ensuring your service and safety and there has been no interruption in service or loss of fire and EMS protection during this interim period.
Division Chief Mike Renault, Mosier Fire District’s Training Officer has been appointed to serve as interim Fire Chief.
Chief Renault can be reached at 541-478-3333 or email@example.com
Here is a link to today’s fire progression map, showing the growth of the fire color-coded by each day.
Also, there will be a public meeting led by the Incident Management Team tomorrow, Saturday, 9/16/2017, at noon at Hood River Valley High School, 1220 Indian Creek Road.
Fire managers will present information on the fire, and take questions from the public.
Fire activity on the Eagle Creek Fire still does not pose a direct threat to the Mosier area as of 10AM Thursday 9/7.
Our report yesterday via Mosier Valley News that the Indian Creek Fire had blown up was in error.
Here are links to the DRAFT report of the grant-funded feasibility study for the Mosier Civic Center, a proposed joint use facility, encompassing a City Hall, main fire station for the Mosier Fire District, and multi-purpose assembly rooms.
Mosier City Council and the Board of Directors of the Mosier Fire District met jointly in a public meeting on June 7, 2016, for a presentation of this draft report by Scott Moreland, architect and chief consultant for the project management team. Here is a link to the detailed minutes of that meeting, capturing comments and questions from City Council and MFD Board members, and members of the public.
Both governing bodies are in the process of reviewing the draft report and preparing further questions and comments, which will filter back to the project management team by early August.
A final report will then be prepared based on accumulated responses, for presentation at a public meeting on August 24, 2017.
Notice of the 8/24 meeting will go out within two weeks of the date.
Questions or comments about this material and the process can be directed to members of City Council and the MFD Board, or to City Manager Kathy Fitzpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fire Chief Jim Appleton (email@example.com)
As of 6:00 AM Saturday, June 10, 2017, burn piles are no longer allowed in the Mosier Fire District, until the prohibition is lifted by Oregon Department of Forestry after fall rains set in.
Burning in a burn barrel or approved incinerator is allowed before 11:00 AM, with a valid permit, until June 30.
Please contact the Fire Chief with questions, or to request a free burn permit.
For an explanation of ODF’s phased burning and outdoor activities restrictions, please see our website.
Mosier Fire District is hiring a part time temporary Training Officer to lead and administer training for our dedicated fire and EMS staff and volunteers. Work 6 hours per week, delivering weekly classes on Monday nights; build and implement our training program from the ground, up; generate and implement a long term training schedule to meet our strategic priorities; report monthly on progress to meet training goals and priorities; manage department’s DPSST and other training records to meet regulatory standards. Support the growth and development of our small fire and EMS department and help us retain and invigorate our personnel.
Candidates must have significant Fire/EMS training experience, officer experience and Fire/EMS qualifications specified in the attached scope of work. Monthly salary is $500 per month. The assignment is for approximately one year.
To apply, email your qualifications and application by midnight 5/29 to:
Attn: Training Committee, Mosier Fire Dept.
RE: Training Officer part time temp position
Applicants, please note: you must email a completed employment application and list your certifications and qualifications as indicated on the scope of work. Your certifications must be active as of May 29, 2017 or you must have the majority of required professional certifications required completed by May 29, with an requirement underway and on track for completion by August 1, to be considered.
Must be willing to start immediately in early June with a weekly training schedule delivered Monday nights, ready to plan and implement an aggressive 6 month schedule. Details in Exhibit A – FINAL MFD Training Officer scope of work and specifics.
Qualified veterans and candidates living in the Columbia River Gorge will be given application priority.
Thank you for your interest!